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Copper Theft Suspect Appears in Court

Faleifa Mauga Faleifa Mauga

By Minna Sugimoto

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- A man accused of stealing more than 100 pounds of copper pipes appeared before an Oahu judge Monday. Faleifa Mauga is charged under a new law that makes the theft of more than a pound of copper a felony.

Police say they caught the 39-year-old pushing a trash container with about 140 pounds of copper in it. Officers arrested him in a military housing area on Catlin Drive Thursday night.

Mauga's bail is set at $15,000.

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